Rapper Flo Rida is facing a freeze on his assets in Australia unless he adheres to a court judgement ordering him to pay $80,000 (£50,000) to a concert promoter.
Organisers of the Fat as Butter music festival have been awarded the sum by a judge after the hip-hop star pulled out of his appearance at the event in Newcastle, Australia in October (11) at the last minute, citing "unforeseen circumstances".
However, lawyers for the promotion company behind the festival, Mothership Music, have failed to serve the star with the legal documents relating to the case as they can't get through his security team.
Mothership Music's lawyer Stephanie Borg tells the Aap, "We attended all the events (he has put on in Australia). However, he had (so) much security that personal service was impossible... We will be handing up an affidavit from our process server outlining the attempts we tried to make... We are seeking costs that we expended, out-of-pocket expenses including accommodation, vehicles and damage to our client's business and goodwill."
The lawyers are now asking the court to serve papers to the rapper - real name is Tramar Dillard - electronically or through his management.
New South Wales Judge Judith Gibson previously ruled the star will have his assets in Australia, up to the value of $80,000 (£50,000), frozen if he fails to attend a court hearing Down Under this week (beg16Apr12).